Unleash Your Inner Child: Climb the World’s Biggest Rocking Horse
Standing tall and proud on the outskirts of Gumeracha, South Australia, an unexpected marvel catches the eye of passersby—the world’s biggest rocking horse. This colossal creation, with its subjective beauty, has become an iconic roadside attraction. The story of this impressive structure begins in 1973 when Wal Wilkinson, the owner of a toy factory in the emerging Adelaide Hills region, envisioned the need for an eye-catching feature to entice visitors to stop along the winding roads. Originally starting with a large wooden giraffe, the concept evolved through several iterations of rocking horses until the decision was made to create something truly extraordinary. Finally, in 1981, after eight months of construction and a hefty price tag of $100,000, the 60-foot-tall rocking horse opened to the public.
Begin your BOS Tours adventure at the awe-inspiring World’s Biggest Rocking Horse, where you’ll marvel at its immense size and exquisite craftsmanship. Embrace your inner child as you climb aboard the rocking horse, experiencing the joyous sway and a breathtaking view from the top. Climbing the structure requires navigating through small spaces, making it an exhilarating experience for those untroubled by claustrophobia.
After you climb the rocking horse, let your imagination soar as you explore the enchanting Wooden Toy Factory, where skilled artisans bring traditional toy-making to life with their meticulous artistry. From charming dolls and intricate puzzles to whimsical animals and delightful vehicles, each wooden wonder is a testament to the dedication of its creators.
Beyond these Gumeracha attractions, the Adelaide Hills beckon you with it’s natural beauty and hidden treasures. Stroll along scenic trails, savour local produce, and relish the warm ambiance of cozy cafes and welcoming wineries in the quaint town of Hahndorf.
Enhance your Adelaide Hills and Hahndorf adventure by embarking on a BOS Tour to the Adelaide Hills, immersing yourself in the region’s charm and natural splendour. Our full-day private tours give you the freedom to explore the historic town of Hahndorf with its rich German heritage. Uncover the hidden gems that make the Adelaide Hills truly special; indulge in delectable local delicacies, enjoy unique wineries and savour the breathtaking panoramic views of rolling hills and vineyards.